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Negative Body Comments: Things You Can’t Say In Front of My Daughter

My maternal grandmother lived with my mother, father, and me during most of my childhood. I remember her never being satisfied with her appearance and the stream of negative body comments she made about herself. She pointed out the sagging skin under her arms, her “ruined” stomach covered in stretch marks from carrying and giving […]

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The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and My Parenting Shortfalls

In June, I attended my son’s final Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting of the school year. G just completed his second of what will be three years of preschool. He has been on an IEP since he started preschool at the local elementary school. Therefore, this meeting wasn’t my first rodeo. However, unlike the previous meetings, […]

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Caught in a School Lockdown: What You and Your Kids Should Know

It was time to head home after a fun children’s story hour at our library, when my 18-month-old daughter and I were surprised by a loudspeaker announcement that school lockdown procedures were being implemented. Since the library was directly connected to the neighboring school building, all of us inside were included in the school lockdown. […]

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Raising My Biracial Babies While Living in Vermont

Raising My Biracial Babies While Living in Vermont

Raising kids is tough. Give birth to a child who is biracial or mixed race in Vermont, and things get a little more interesting. I’ve always been filled with questions. I question the weather, my relationships, myself as a mom, as a wife, as a friend, my insecurities, my religion, my political stance, my education, partner, sense of self, […]

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